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Status Under review
Workspace IBM i
Categories Security
Created by Guest
Created on Dec 7, 2022

Provide the LPP Option when providing CVE Security bulletins

When reviewing the Security bulletins published from IBM they mention the PTF (Program Temporary Fix) Id that will fix the problem and the LPP (Licensed Program Product) but they do not mention the LPP option. With most LPP's there is only a single LPP option which is 0000, however the OS (5770SS1) has many options which are not always installed by every user. This means you may down load a fix as suggested only to have the LOD/APY of the PTF fail because the reuqired option is not installed. I did review the data provided by IBM in the support pages for each PTF, even there the Option the PTF is for is not mentioned. If a PTF is aimed at a particular option then the data provided for the PTF should have the option mentioned somewhere.

Idea priority Urgent
  • Guest
    Jan 23, 2023
    IBM has received your Idea and is evaluating it. IBM will provide a response after evaluation is complete. The multiple requests in the description can and will have different responses.

    IBM Power Systems Development
  • Guest
    Dec 8, 2022

    If you specify *YES on the Check PTF parameter on the Send PTF Order command (SNDPTFORD ... CHKPTF(*YES)) then the PTF will not be downloaded if the LPP option for that PTF is not installed.

  • Guest
    Dec 7, 2022

    Forgot to mention, when checking for the Security bulletins that are needed for a particular system we are getting false positives because the check says the LPP is installed, we say the PTF is required and have it downloaded only to find out the option for the LPP is not installed and we enter the vicious loop.